***The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce encourages ALL Business Owners/Managers to review the latest order linked below and the appropriate links included in this email to more information on ADPH guidelines and recommendations for your business***
Governor Ivey and the Alabama Department of Health held a press conference today to announce an updated "Safer at Home" order. The new order will go into effect on Friday, May 22nd at 5pm. Highlights of the order include:

|| NEW UPDATES ||

  • ENTERTAINMENT VENUES - SUCH AS ARCADES, THEATERS, BOWLING ALLEYS - Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES - Practice allowed on May 23; competition allowed on June 15; all subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS - Open on June 1 subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES - Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • SUMMER CAMP - Open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines

|| WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME ||

  • INDIVIDUALS- Encouraged to stay home and follow good sanitation practices
  • EMPLOYERS - Businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing guidelines
  • RETAIL STORES - All retail stores open subject to 50% occupancy rate, social-distancing and sanitation rules
  • MEDICAL PROCEDURES - Allowed unless prohibited in the future by the State Health Officer to preserve resources necessary to diagnose and treat COVID-19; providers must follow COVID-19-related rules and guidance from state regulatory boards or public health authorities
  • SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS - Regular programming still suspended except meals still available through curbside pick-up or delivery
  • HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES - Still must implement policies to restrict visitation
  • NON-WORK GATHERINGS - Still required to maintain 6 feet of distance between persons not from same household
  • RESTAURANTS, BARS AND BREWERIES - May open with limited table seating, 6 feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines
  • ATHLETIC FACILITIES - SUCH AS FITNESS CENTERS AND COMMERCIALGYMS - Athletic facilities may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • CLOSE CONTACT SERVICE PROVIDERS - Close-contact service providers (such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo services) may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines
  • BEACHES - Open with no limit on gatherings. Must maintain 6 feet of separation.

This latest order shall remain in effect until 5pm on July 3rd, 2020.

You can view the latest order by clicking here , please review the industry/business specific guidelines below:

  • Non-work related gatherings. Effective May 11, 2020, all non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons from different households are prohibited. Organizers of religious gatherings are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Places of Worship.


  • Close-contact service providers—such as barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, threading salons, nail salons and spas, body art facilities, tattoo services, and massage therapy establishments and services— are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Close Contact Personal Service Businesses.”

  • Operators of Athletic facilities—such as fitness centers and commercial gyms, spas, and yoga, barre, and spin facilities—are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Athletic Facilities.”

  • Restaurants and similar establishments-- all restaurants, bars, breweries, or similar establishments-- are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars.”







***The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce encourages ALL Business Owners/Managers and Activity Directors to review the latest order linked above and the appropriate links included in this email to more information on ADPH guidelines and recommendations for your business/organization/recreational activity***
North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
301 McMeans Ave / PO Box 310
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Ashley Jones Davis, Executive Director - 251.937.5665 ext.2 | ashley@northbaldwinchamber.com
Marlee Bailey, Marketing & Project Manager - 251.937.5665 ext 3 | marlee@northbaldwinchamber.com
Cameron Lewis, Membership Development Manager - 251.937.5665 ext.1 | cameron@northbaldwinchamber.com